Definition of APN:
APN's In Orange County:
Short for Assessor Parcel Number, the APN is unique number assigned to each plot of land the Orange County Tax Assessor. The number is based on formatting codes depending on the home's location. The Orange County Tax Assessor uses APN numbers to identify and keep track of land ownership for property tax purposes. To find out the APN for your home got to this link: Orange County Tax Assessor and scroll down to “Search by Property Address” then type in the property address. There you will find the Parcel Number (or APN). If you click on the APN link you will be taken to a page where you can view all of the Property Tax Information to see if the property taxes are current.
APN's in Orange County are also called:
Property Identification Numbers (PIN)
Assessor’s Identification Numbers (AIN)
Property Account Numbers
Tax Account Numbers